An Online Reservation for Beauty Salon
Over the years, the internet has greatly changed the way people use computers and communicate today. Many Internet terms have become part of people’s everyday living. By the turn of the century, information, including access to the Internet, will be the basis for personal, economic, and political
advancement. Internet find you the latest financial news, browse through library catalogs and many more. You can also exchange information with friends; Internet is also the tool that will take you beyond information about our surroundings and it also gives knowledge to other people.
Modern day’s web sites seem to be one of the sources of information today. Website is a typically written in a plain text but because of our technology, it can be seen as a module in the internet. Website can be used for personal purposes, business purposes and it can also be used in giving some information.
Beauty Salon can make a website for their other business purposes. The first thing to start in choosing a salon is to evaluate what needs to be done. A customer who just wants her hair trimmed might go to a beauty salon. If a woman wants her hair cut promptly she might be visit a walk-in salon and trying to find her regular stylist. For other kind of services, a woman wants to think about a full-service in by-appointment-only beauty salon. This signifies that she will have a stylist that knows what she wants to be done. Other than that customers can have a problem while they were go to the nearest salon, sometimes the stylist they want are not available so they will wait for it and for some reason sometimes customers are really impatient so they will go to the other Salon and do their hair treatment there. Traditional reservation of a Beauty Salon is a way that the customers are going to the salon and have a schedule for a treatment and for scheduling an hairdresser, While the online reservation for a beauty salon you can reserve a treatment and choosing a hair dresser that the customers really wanted. It’s easy to have an online reservation than walking to a salon to have a reservation. It can save time for those customers with a hectic schedule.
The main objective is to develop a system for an online Reservation of a Beauty Salon. This study aim specifically the following listed below:
1. To save enough time travelling around than looking other salon’s that
is full of customer. 2. It is easy to have an online reservation for women and other man that are too busy doing things and they don’t have enough time to spend just for waiting in the Salon. 3. Having an online reservation of beauty salon can gain more customers because of the uniqueness of it. 4. Customers can have spare time and they can choose what days they can have a treatment in the Beauty Salon. 5. They can choose a hairdresser that they really wanted than having a new one because of the availability of the hairdresser.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The following will benefit from this:
* Customers: They can gain good services in the beauty salon and also they will not go there at beauty salon to get some reservations. They can choose their own hairdresser if they wanted. * Beauty Salon: They can gain more customers as they use an online reservation for the customers.
SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS:
The research includes some information about the Beauty Salon, Website Reservation, and Customers Agenda in the specific salon. The limitation of this system is it only covers the reservations of the customers. How they can get a reservation and the availability of the stylist they want.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
A beauty salon may just offer hair care & hair styling services, or nail services, manicures and pedicures. Most businesses classified as beauty salons offer a combination of hair styling and nail services. In addition, beauty salons may offer skin care services performed by estheticians, including facials, exfoliating scrubs and anti-aging techniques. Many beauty salons also offer cosmetic services such as makeup application, eye beautification, and general makeovers and cosmetic instruction.
(Salas, Mega fashion magazine,2013) says that when people talk about beauty, certain things come to mind-makeup or designer outfits or skincare line-limiting the concept of beauty to something superficial. Beauty icon Audrey Hepburn, however, disagreed when she said that the beauty of woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. True enough, many will agree that real beauty comes from somewhere deeper than skin. Life Science believes in exactly that.
Online Appointment Scheduling is an optional feature that is included with all packages of software. Your business can have its own, customized web site and your clients can book appointments and view your business’s information such as services offered, specials, location, over the Internet. This also gives the researcher a background regarding the aspects which have been studied and not yet studied.
Patricia McLaughlin (1990), over 26 million of people visit a beauty salon, and 68 of them choose their own hairdresser or stylist for psychological reasons. Some of customers talking with their hairstylist for their own problems and many of the customers believe in the advice of the stylist. McLaughlin states that “Too much advertising and you may have overspent”. One of the biggest challenges of salon owner is getting the marketing mix right. Over the years, salon’s owners learn how to advertise their business in a proper way, a little way and they also doing a trials and errors.
Rather than that Beauty salons may have some difficulties in treating some customer’s. Marissa Gold (2013) noted that “communicate pretty clearly”. She says that she wanted to have a tiny trim for her hair but unfortunately the stylist do andhours later her hair cut an inch. And in the other time the other stylist threaded her eyebrows and then she believe that going to salon without a proper stylist is such a waste of time.
Melody McCloskey (2013) as a former manager of online content at Current TV. The San Francisco start up helps consumers find and book a hair stylist, aesthetician, makeup artist or other beauty professional online. McCloskey stated that “The whole process was so cumbersome.” McCloskey wants to review
sites and read another reviews. Finding a stylist is difficult because oftentimes they weren’t available so you will wait for the next couple of weeks. Feeling frustrated is a way when you not find the best stylist.
Having an online salon can have a different tactics in terms of business industry. (Alexei Kouleshov, 2011). According to him booking for the salon has greatly improved to the world. In the past, customers will go to the salon and personally check the schedule of desired salon stylist and designers so you can make an appointment. According to him now the advantage is you can make choices of the services offered made by the salons. On his article there are several options of contacting a salon. One is the phone booking for salons which you can use your phone in contacting a specific salon, and the other one is the online booking system its uses a World Wide Web because of the cyber world many business owners realize how effective the cyber world or internet is.
The process for booking in the online salon is not complicated. You simply log-in in the specific data that they wanted to know, the time of your availability and the stylist that you really wanted. Having an online is such a really advantage of some business owners. Advertising through internet is a way to communicate with other people like Netizens. StyleSeat Salon (2011) used an online booking for their customers. Customers can make appointments online. StyleSeat has booked more than 2 million appointments, adding up to more than $100 million in business for beauty professionals. Veronica Belmont, stated that in Style seat “It’s much more convenient for my schedule,” an on-the-go technology and gaming web video host in San Francisco. She used StyleSeat to find a hair and makeup artist for her wedding last fall and to have her hair done before a tech awards show last month. Aileen Lee agrees on what Belmont says. She said that “People are getting used to convenience and access,” deciding to get your nails done or your hair cut, you can just simply log-in through internet and book your appointment there. It only takes 30 seconds and you can have this reservation on you. Anita Chan, a licensed aesthetician, opened her skincare studio about three months ago in San Francisco’s Japan town. Previously, she had operated her business out of her home while – for about two years – she
also juggled a job as an international flight attendant. Through the use StyleSeat, she has been able to move beyond Facebook to have a presence on a beauty-specific site. She also uses StyleSeat to communicate with clients and make booking appointments easier. Chan also said that “It saves me so much time.”
This chapter presents the description of the research method to be used, a description of the respondents, the instruments to be used, the procedures and statistical treatment utilized in analyzing the data that will gather. This also discusses the point of view of the respondents about having a online reservation than doing it manually.
A. Research Design
The researcher gathered some information about having an online reservation for a beauty salon and about doing it in traditionally way. The researcher gathered some background information and some of the complaint, suggestions of the customers.
C. POPULATION AND SAMPLE
The formula that was used in this study is:
* Sloven’s Formula- to determine the sample population. The margin of error is 2%.
n = N
1 + Ne²
1+1700 (2%) ²
=35 – the number of responses
D. Tools and Techniques
The researcher is going to use survey questionnaire technique. Using this technique, the data will be gathered, analyzed, and interpreted. The computer which is an electronic device that is capable of performing arithmetic and logical operations are the tools for the research. Using the computer, the researcher will be able to gather more information and compare the thought of others researcher. D.1 Instruments
The participants will be given some time to complete the survey questionnaire upon request. After collecting the questionnaires, their responses will be tallied, computed, analyzed, and recorded. * Online Research- it is a method using the internet for data gathering. * Library Research- a very common method for research and data gathering using books and other resources. * Survey Questionnaires- a method using questionnaires that are given and to be answered by the respondents.
E .Statistical Instruments
The researcher uses the formula below in order to get the percentage of each and every question given: P= Percentage
N=Total No. of Students
In getting the percentage, the frequency is divided to the total number of